#2209: A Jazz/Medieval Mass

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A quirky reworking of a medieval mass by the early-music vocal group, the Orlando Consort, and the modern jazz quartet, Perfect Houseplants takes center stage on this edition of New Sounds. From the CD Ex Tempore 2, this modern Mass for the Feast of St. Michael is based on the medieval chart-topping melody L'homme armé. The result is somehow not a conceptual crossover train wreck, but an imaginative adventure in wedding these styles which are five centuries apart. Take early polyphony’s vocal harmonies in parallel motion, together with composed jazz (featuring saxophone and prepared piano), and then remember that improvisation was just as essential to medieval music as it is to modern jazz. 

PROGRAM #2209, "Beyond Time: The New Sound of Early Music" (First aired on 10/28/03)

ARTIST: Hilliard Ensemble & Jan Garbarek
WORK: Parce Mihi Domine, version 1 [6:30]
RECORDING: Officium
SOURCE: ECM #1525
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Orlando Consort & Perfect Houseplants
WORK: The Man, The Man [4:00]
RECORDING: Extempore II
SOURCE: Harmonia Mundi #907319
INFO: harmoniamundi.com

ARTIST: Orlando Consort & Perfect Houseplants
WORK: Archangel [2:30]
RECORDING: Extempore II
SOURCE: Harmonia Mundi #907319
INFO: harmoniamundi.com

ARTIST: Orlando Consort & Perfect Houseplants
WORK: Gospel [3:00]
RECORDING: Extempore II
SOURCE: Harmonia Mundi #907319
INFO: harmoniamundi.com

ARTIST: Orlando Consort & Perfect Houseplants
WORK: Dona Nobis Pacem [3:30]
RECORDING: Extempore II
SOURCE: Harmonia Mundi #907319
INFO: harmoniamundi.com

ARTIST: Sigur Ros and Steindor Andersen
WORK: Part 3 [6:00]
RECORDING: Rimur EP
SOURCE: Krunk EP, Out of print.
INFO: sigur-ros.co.uk

ARTIST: Estampie
WORK: Chanterai pour mon coraige [6:00]
RECORDING: Crusaders - In Nomine Domine
SOURCE: Christophorus #77183
INFO: Available at estampie.de

ARTIST: Sarah Pillow
WORK: O Let Me Weep (Purcell) [1:30]
RECORDING: Remixes
SOURCE: Buckyballmusic #BR-101 (2 CDs)
INFO: buckyballmusic.com

ARTIST: Sarah Pillow
WORK: O Let Me Weep (Precision Guided Teares) [5:00]
RECORDING: Remixes
SOURCE: Buckyballmusic #BR-101 (2 CDs)
INFO: buckyballmusic.com

ARTIST: Sarah Pillow
WORK: Ode du Premier Jour de Mai [5:00]
RECORDING: Remixes
SOURCE: Buckyballmusic #BR-101 (2 CDs)
INFO: buckyballmusic.com

ARTIST: Hilliard Ensemble & Jan Garbarek
WORK: Parce Mihi Domine, version 3, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Officium
SOURCE: ECM #1525
INFO: ecmrecords.com